CENTRAL — Lucy Rollin, professor emerita of English and specialist in children’s literature, will present “The Curious Story of the Caldecott Medal Award” at 3 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Central-Clemson Regional Branch Library, 105 Commons Way.
She will discuss the Medal, awarded each year in recognition of the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children, and some of its most notable recipients which include Chris Van Allsburg for The Polar Express and Jumanji, Maurice Sendak for Where the Wild Things Are, Ezra Jack Keats for The Snowy Day, and Robert McCloskey for Make Way for Ducklings.
Rollin taught children’s literature at Clemson University for 13 years. She holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Emory University, and has published books on Mark Twain, nursery rhymes, and teen culture, as well as many articles focusing on the psychology of children’s literature.
Since retirement, she has published book reviews and taught several courses at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Clemson. Her next course there will focus on illustrators Randolph Caldecott, Beatrix Potter, and Maurice Sendak.
Call the library at 864-639-2711 for more information.